Makino Tadamasa

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Makino Tadamasa
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Makino Tadamasa
10th Lord of Nagaoka
In office
Preceded by Makino Tadakiyo
Succeeded by Makino Tadayuki
Personal details
Born (1799-12-02)December 2, 1799
Died November 30, 1858(1858-11-30) (aged 58)
Nationality Japanese

Makino Tadamasa (牧野 忠雅?, December 2, 1799 – November 30, 1858) was a Japanese daimyo of the Edo period.[1]

The Makino were identified as one of the fudai or insider daimyō clans which were hereditary vassels or allies of the Tokugawa clan, in contrast with the tozama or outsider clans.[2]

Makino clan genealogy

The fudai Makino clan originated in 16th century Mikawa province. Their elevation in status by Toyotomi Hideyoshi dates from 1588.[2] They claim descent from Takechiuchi no Sukune,[3] who was a legendary Statesman[4] and lover of the legendary Empress Jingu.[5]

Tadamasa was part of the senior branch of the Makino which was established at Tako Domain in Kōzuke province in 1590; and in 1616, their holdings were moved to Nagamine Domain in Echigo province. From 1618 through 1868, this branch of the Makino remained at Nagaoka Domain (74,000 koku) in Echigo province.[3]

Tadamasa was the 10th-generation head of this senior line of the Makino.

The head of this clan line was ennobled as a "Viscount" in the Meiji period.[3]

Tokugawa official

Tadamasa served as the Tokugawa Shogunate's forty-eighth Kyoto shoshidai in the period spanning February 15, 1840 through December 23, 1843.[1]

Tadamasa held a variety of positions in the Tokugawa shogunate, including rōjū. A staunch supporter of Abe Masahiro, when Tadamasa became a rōjū, he was placed in charge of organizing coastal defenses. He resigned shortly after Hotta Masayoshi replaced the recently deceased Abe; Tadamasa himself died the following year.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Meyer, Eva-Maria. "Gouverneure von Kyôto in der Edo-Zeit." Universität Tübingen (in German).
  2. 2.0 2.1 Alpert, Georges. (1888). Ancien Japon, p. 70.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Papinot, Jacques. (2003) Nobiliare du Japon -- Makino, p. 29; Papinot, Jacques Edmond Joseph. (1906). Dictionnaire d’histoire et de géographie du Japon. (in French/German). Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "p29" defined multiple times with different content Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "p29" defined multiple times with different content
  4. Brasch, Kurt. (1872). "Japanischer Volksglaube," Mitteilungen der deutschen Gesellschaft für Natur- und Völkerkunde Ostasiens, p. 56. (in German)
  5. Guth, Christine. "Book Revies: Japan's Hidden History: Korean Impact on Japanese Culture by Jon Carter Covell and Alan Covell," Numen. 33:1, 178-179 (June 1986).


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Preceded by
Makino Tadakiyo
10th Lord of Nagaoka
Succeeded by
Makino Tadayuki
Preceded by
Manabe Akikatsu
47th Kyoto Shoshidai
Succeeded by
Sakai Tadaaki